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crankygeeks 193 episode

by pcmag

Published November 18, 2009


This is episode 193 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 193:
Windows 7 Opens to Ads, YouTube's HD Video, Piracy at Work, Dell's Android Phone in China, and more...

What's new in Episode 193

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOm.com
David Coursey, Writer/Blogger, PC World Tech Inciter
Rob Enderle, President, Enderle Group

The Topics:
Microsoft Opens Windows 7 to Ads

Microsoft has cracked open Windows 7 to commercial sponsorship with desktop themes from advertisers. The company Friday announced desktops from Ducati, Infiniti, Porsche, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Twentieth Century Fox under a pilot program that'll run until next October. Is this for real?

Boxee CEO: Biggest Show Will Soon Be On the Net, Not TV

Open source media center company Boxee has announced that it will integrate its software into a new device that will allow a user to watch online video in the living room without the trouble of connecting a PC to a TV. The company's CEO also says that by 2015, the most popular show won't be on TV, and will probably be online. Can that be?

Dell Launching its Android Phone in China

Dell is launching its first Android-based smartphone into China this month through carrier China Mobile. The Mini 3i is based on the oPhone platform, a derivative of Android. Can Dell compete in the smartphone business?

Software Piracy in the Workplace

Slashdot recently picked up an item about how software piracy is still rampant in the workplace. An employee quoted in the story noted that a certain Microsoft application was on over 20 computers. Is it common for businesses to pirate software?

YouTube's 1080p Video

YouTube recently introduced 1080p video. The previous maximum resolution was 720p. Is this a smart move for Google, when its having a tough time monetizing YouTube?

Topic links:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/13/windows_7_advertisers/
http://ostatic.com/blog/big-predictions-and-a-hardware-announcement-from-boxee
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/11/13/dell_mini31_conf/
http://ask.slashdot.org/story/09/11/13/1440208/Software-Piracy-At-the-Workplace
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2355843,00.asp


Run time 31:06
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


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